Anakeesta Presents – Summer in the Smokies 2022

Lego Dragonfly

Summer events in Gatlinburg, TN

Get ready for an ultimate day of fun for your next trip to the Smoky Mountains in Tennessee. While you are enjoying the scenic mountains, tasting the local treats, and satisfying that shopping itch, take the day to go to Anakeesta! Between June 10th and September 4th, Anakeesta will be presenting “Summer in the Smokies”. This fun filled time will be packed with beautiful art, delicious food, and so much more fun, it will take you all day to enjoy it all!

Nature Connections


Sean Kenney's Nature Concepts - Lego Dragonfly


During this “Summer in the Smokies”, Anakeesta will be featuring Artist Sean Kenney’s Nature Concepts. This collection of sculptures built solely from LEGO bricks will have you snapping pictures, asking, “how does he do that”, and wondering if you had enough bricks, could you do that.


Sean Kenney's Nature Concepts - Lego Bee & Flower


These amazing works of art are fun for the whole family and will get your imagination racing for days to come. Filled with beautiful insects and nature, the colors and the wonderment of how a simple brick could create such beauty, is here waiting for you.

Toe-Tapping, Music

During these times of festive fun, Anakeesta will also be featuring the very best in live music at Black Bear Village. Take the time to sit back, or even dance like no one is looking, and enjoy a variety of music as it echoes throughout the villages. Family-fun music is the perfect backdrop to all the sights that Anakeesta has to offer.

Take a moment to enjoy some food and drinks, or just rest your feet as the sweet melodies of each band play away. Let your ears enjoy the moment. All of these can be accomplished while your kids play away and cool off in the Splash Pad.

Indulge in Foods and Drinks


Summer Dishes & Drinks


Anakeesta will also be hosting a variety of summer menus and cocktails that everyone can enjoy. Try new flavors and let your taste buds dance to the sweet and salty ingredients. There will be drinks for the adults and the kids, so no one will miss out on the flavor adventure. Don’t miss out and save room for all the options that will be presented at the “Summer in the Smokies”.


Summer Drinks


So make sure that during your summer vacation to Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, and the rest of the Smoky Mountain area, that you save a day to visit Anakeesta. Clear off the photo albums on your cell phone and get ready for some Instagram gold. The best vacation ever is not complete without visiting this yearly event.

Check out more about Anakeesta on their Member Page.

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